I'm an unabashed braces fiend. I have most of the Albert Thurston boxcloth and stripes, several of the Trafalgar collector's editions and some solids. I bought the Trafalgar braces at Nordstrom in Seattle. I stumbled across Turnbull and Asser in New York City last April and looked through several drawersfull, settling on three beautiful irridescent pair. I will be spending two days in Washington DC and four in New York City the end of this month. Can anyone recommend a place with a significant selection of braces in DC and NY? I am also hoping to buy a pair or two of Aldens. I have never tried a pair on, but hope to get a feel for the size/buy a pair, then perhaps bid on some with that are made with the same last when they are offered on E-bay. Where do those in the know in DC and New York go for reasonably priced Aldens?